Arthur Chadwick Banister

September 28, 1869 - March 13, 1933

Final President of James A. Banister Company from 1924 to 1930

Grandson of Isaac Banister ~ Son of James Albert Banister

Younger brother of James Bryan Banister

Arthur Chadwick holding his grandson,

Arthur Williams Banister, circa 1928

Oldest known photograph-age 8

Holding his son, James Henry

Mabel Ross Banister circa 1950

Arthur-age 30 (est.)

March (1918)

*(1) Incorporated on March 20, 1915, in New Jersey, with a capital of $400,000. Incorporators: Albert L., James B., Arthur C., and R. Louis Banister, Newark, N.J.

Banister Albert L. (illegible)

-Arthur C. salesman James A. Banister Co.

370 (illegible)Orange


     Shoe mfrs 370 Orange tel Branch Brook


-James B pres James A. Banister Co 370

     Orange (?) E. Orange

Above: Banister James A. Co (Newark, N J) shoes, represented by Arthur C Banister, Geo M Denny & Wm A Brown

130 W 42d 81519

Mabel Ross & Arthur Chadwick Banister  

Mabel Ross on her wedding day to Arthur Chadwick Banister April 23, 1903

Mabel Ross Banister 1877-1959

Above: Bannister (sic)—Ross.


NEWARK, N.J… April 23 (1903). Mabel Harrison Ross, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clay Ross, and Arthur Chadwick Bannister (sic), both of this city, were married the (sic) Roseville Presbyterian Church tonight. In the presence of many relatives and friends. The bride was attended by Miss Amy Lester of Brooklyn as a maid of honor.

Above: The Courier-News from Bridgewater, New Jersey on April 8, 1948

The Courier-News (Bridgewater, New Jersey), Thursday, April 8, 1948, Page 8... Mrs. Ruth Scott Wed To Edwin Morrison Jr. Bernardsville Mrs. Arthur Chadwick Bannister of Post Kennel Rd. has announced the marriage of her daughter, Mrs. Ruth... Before joining the Army, he studied at Newark College of Engineering.

Miss Ruth Ross Banister, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Banister of Tichenor Avenue, South Orange, also returned home yesterday from Wellesley, bringing with her Miss Nancy Richmond of Brookline, Mass. Miss Banister and her fiancé.

Arthur Chadwick Banister, 1926

Arthur Chadwick Banister, 1928

U. S. Passport Applications:

Arthur Chadwick Banister


Newark, New Jersey

R. F. ?, Jas. A. Banister Company; Arthur C. Banister, Jas. A. Banister & Co.;  Geo M. Denny, Jas. A. Banister & Co.: Charles J. ?, Jas. A. Banister & Co.

Above: The Roseville Church in which Mabel Ross and Arthur Chadwick Banister exchanged wedding vows. Since Arthur's father, James A. Banister, was instrumental in the building of this church, it must have held especial significance for the bride and groom. April 23, 1903.

Above: Jas. S. Chadwick's photograph, from the wedding book of Arthur Chadwick Banister and Mabel Harrison Ross. As of 2020, no living member of the Banister family knows the significance of Arthur's middle name (Chadwick). However, considering the devotion of the Banister family to the Roseville Methodist Church, Your Host suggests that Arthur Chadwick Banister was given his middle name to honor

the family's beloved minister, Mr. Jas. S. Chadwick.


--- This Certifies that ---

Arthur Chadwick Banister and Mabel Harrison Rofs (should read "Ross")

of Newark, New Jersey

Were united in MARRIAGE according to

the laws of God and the State of New Jersey

on this Twenty Third day of April in the year of

our Lord one thousand nine hundred and three.

at Newark, N.J.

Witnesses: HC Ross

Aline Libby Ross

By me:

Jas. S. Chadwick

Minister of the Gospel

Above: James S. Chadwick b 12 Apr 1841 at N.Y. son of George and Elizabeth Chadwick. James S. Chadwick was a minister in the Methodist Church.



Retired Head of Business

Founded by His Family in Jersey

Eight-eight Years Ago.



EAST ORANGE, N.J., March 13.

-Arthur Chadwick Banister, retired

president of the James A. Banister

Company of Newark, one of the

oldest shoe manufacturing concerns

in this country, died today at Orange Memorial Hospital at Orange.

Mr. Banister, who was 63 years old,

resided at 241 South Arlington Avenue, this city. He was a lifelong resident of Essex County, having been born and educated in Newark. He lived for thirty years in South Orange, and for the last two years in East Orange.

As a young man Mr. Banister started working for the shoe company, which was founded in 1845 by his grandfather,

the late Isaac Banister, and named for his father, the late James A. Banister. After learning the manufacturing end of the

business, he became a traveling salesman for the concern. In 1924

he became president, succeeding

his brother, James (B.) Banister,

who had retired. He served as president and directed the company's sales activities until 1928, when he retired.

Mr. Banister for many years was

an elder of the First Presbyterian Church in South Orange. He

also belonged to the Newark Athletic Club.

Surviving besides his brother are

a widow (Mabel Ross), a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Scott of East Orange,

and a son, James Henry Banister

of Madison.

March 13, 1933